Charles Dickens’ classic novel, Oliver Twist, is one of the best loved stories in literature. It follows young Oliver, who travels to London and finds himself in a gang of pickpockets following the lead of the conniving Fagin. With a new modern adaptation on its way to cinemas, who is in the cast of Twist?
Twist does not wish to stick too close to the original novel when it comes to gender, and has been gender-blind in its casting.
However, there is one person who is providing the heft in this film - Sir Michael Caine - who will be playing the lads’ leader, Fagin.
From here, things are not quite as simple, as Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey is playing Sikes, the horrific abuser who is described in this film as a “psychopath.”
Who is in the new Charles Dickens adaptation of Oliver Twist? (Image: Sky Cinema/Columbia Pictures)
Rita Ora will be playing Dodge, a version of the Artful Dodger, while Raff Law, the son of actor Jude Law, is playing the title role.
Other stars in the line up include Legends of Tomorrow’s Franz Drameh, who will be playing Batesy, Sophie Simnett as Red and David Walliams as Losberne.
It is also expected that Noel Clarke, one of the producers on the film, will have a role in the movie.
Oone role which is yet to be discussed is that of Nancy, meaning perhaps Twist’s love interest may be something a little different in the upcoming movie.